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BF3 360 gets Back to Karkand, new title update date

Tuesday, 13 December 2011 14:55 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Major’s announced the release of the first map pack for Battlefield 3 on 360, Back to Karkand. The pack, which has been available for the past week on PS3 as part of a exclusivity deal, will set you back 1200 MS points on 36dizzle. A new title update will accompany the release of Karkand. Full patch notes are below the break, via the Battlefield Blog.

BTK is also launching on PC today.

Single Player Changes

Added missing blood effect on kill shot
Fixed a crash that could happen during level load in SP
Fixed issue with game crashing during intro cut scene of Campaign mission “Thunder Run”
Fixed a crash that could happen when shutting down levels
Fixed crash on last mission that could occur after the player is killed by the first enemy in the train
When a user got killed, after respawning, he heard sounds that remained as if bullets still were passing around him
Fixed glitch in melee showing your equipped gun instead of the knife
Fixed issues with texture streaming. Prioritizing of textures close to the user has become better, resulting in more detailed textures
Improved mesh streaming conditions to avoid situations with risk of corruptions and crashes
Fix blend into vehicle problem when entering a vehicle in the Campaign
Fixed issue where disconnecting a controller during the Gamer Profile sign out animation would cause the game to soft lock
Removed the hint “Shoot out the lights.” during SP mission Nightshift
Fixed issue with last mission not listed in REPLAY MISSIONS list
Fixed issue on the SP mission Night Shift where three of the marines that repel down from the Osprey at the start of the level have PLR models instead of the right marine models
Has been made harder to fail missions due to zero tolerance friendly fire
Fixed MG nest objective on Operation Guillotine
Fix for music climax on mission “Fear No Evil”
Fixed issues that occurred if user were backtracking after fight at elevator on SP mission “Comrades”
Adding a back button to SP campaign select difficulty screen
Removed slomo from jump into train on SP mission “The Great Destroyer”
Fixed glitches in subway Quick Time Events in mission “The Great Destroyer”
Increased quality of the loading screen images
Fixed glitch that made it possible to reach Solomon train QTE with the wrong weapon equipped in mission “Semper Fidelis”
Fixed final sound fade out on SP mission “Thunder Run”
Removed sound fade on convoy ride in mission “Operation Guillotine”
Fixed squad mates coming through wall after intro on SP mission “Operation Guillotine”
SP mission, “The Great Destroyer”: moved Campaign Cleared achievement until after the Dima outro
Fixed soldiers inside of terrain at start of level in “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
SP mission, “The Great Destroyer”: Fixed streaming issue which could lead to out of memory when streaming in Subway ride
Improved music and music fade on tank encounter in mission “Operation Guillotine”
Sound on Operation Guillotine: Fixed trading floor crash camera shake and rumble
Fade later when driving in to tunnel on “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
Hide cross hair during Solomon intro & climb out scene on “Operation Swordbreaker”
Fixes on “OPERATION SWORDBREAKER”: Skip VO urging the player to move forward if the player has already moved. Fixed VO playing from the wrong world position
Fixed crosshair being back on staging area in “OPERATION SWORD BREAKER”
Fixes on “THUNDER RUN”: Less delay after MICLIC scene. Friendly tanks start driving up to you sooner and are more likely to teleport into position. Enemies now spawn in front of you & to the right, instead of behind the approaching friendly tanks
Fixed Squad mates goes through the ground in front of the house before throwing in grenades in “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
Fixed issue with player not being able to cross the plank as soon as its down on ground on mission “Operation Swordbreaker”
Fixed sliding into cut scene on roof top on mission “Operation Swordbreaker”
Tweaked difficulty levels in Single Player
Fixed a hang in terrain streaming, causing the user to get stuck on black screen under special circumstances in Singleplayer
Fixes in Night Shift: New save point after wave 2 in mall. Fixed bug where wave 3 was considered done way before all enemies were killed, causing a possible difficulty spike
Added tutorial for firing Stinger on “ROCK AND A HARD PLACE” copied from “OPERATION GUILLOTINE”
Delayed “The Professional” achievement/trophy to not pop up in the middle of the scene
Fixed issue on The Great Destroyer where you could equip a gun before entering the train

Multiplayer changes

Significant squad user interface changes detailed here
Added round duration and ticket summary at EOR
Advanced squad polish – should be more intuitive
Added back EOR sound for SQDM and TDM
Fixed sound for when climbing ladders
Fixed and issue with some first person weapon sounds
Fixed a swim sound loop error
You should no longer be able to damage a friendly vehicle when sitting in an open position
Grenades now drop to ground if you get killed while attempting to throw it
Spawn protection now should work in Conquest. You should no longer spawn on points too close to enemies
You should no longer spawn too close to enemies in TDM and SQDM
Fix for missing input restriction during intro movie, causing players to potentially fall and die while watching movie if moving controller (or having a controller with a bad stick zone).
Combat areas on Kharg Rush tweaked in order to disallow defenders to access the carrier ship after 1st base is taken and being able to enter the AA gun
Fixed a problem with revived players not being able to get suppressed
Fixed a problem with the camera when being revived in COOP
Spotting VO now plays when spotting from MAV/EOD
End of round now has round statistics like Team tickets and Round time display
Fixed several issues regarding the kill card. It was showing wrong weapons used for the kill
Fixed that sometimes you would be stuck on a black screen when kicked from server
Fixed so when a team captures two flags at the same time, the UI could show wrong owner of the flag
Fixed a problem where the capture progress bar was showed as friendly when the enemy was capturing
Fixed a problem with the bipod deploy sound
Fixed a problem that you could be spawned in with no weapons after being killed while using the EOD bot
Fixed problems with health bars not displaying health properly when using EOD bots
Fixed a problem with flickering name tags
Fixed a problem where friendlies could damage friendly helicopters
Fixed a problem where you could get stuck in the co-op menu when attempting to join the session twice
You should now be able to spot explosives
You should no longer spawn in home base if your selected spawn point is disabled while waiting to spawn. For instance your teammate dies right before you are about to spawn
Damage from bullets will now continue to cause damage even after the firing user is dead
Fixed several client crashes
Fixed a problem where players could get stuck in the join queue
Fixed the repair icon on the minimap
Deploy parachute now displays the tooltip to deploy parachute when free falling
Fixed some artifacts when using flashlights
Fixed several Xbox 360 specific crashes and freezes
Fixed a problem where a user sometimes could not go into iron sights
Improved shadow rendering
Fixed several issues with friend invites and joins
Vehicle boosts is now a toggle instead of momentary
Fixed several issues with the Hardcore mode
Fixed a few layout problems where the in-game controls and tooltips didn’t match those in the options menu
Removed the possibility to pick up weapons in a EOD bot
Fixed several interpolation issues
Fixed a problem where claymore is flashing in the wrong team color
Subway minimap updated to give better clarity
Fixed an issue where the UI would not show the way to your new unlocks
Increased quality of loading screen images
Tweaked MP rank up parameters
Fixed a problem with Metro Squad rush minimap where it looked like you were out of bounds
Fixed a problem where a user can become invulnerable after being resurrected
Fixed a problem where tank turrets would turn too slow
Fixed a bug on Exfiltration where you could end up outside the vehicle and not being able to enter it again, thus blocking the mission
Fixed a problem with the M60 reload sound
Fixed a problem with the falling antenna on Caspian Border. It should now more instantly kill anyone in its falling path
Fixed a hang in terrain streaming, causing the user to get stuck on black screen under special circumstances in Singleplayer
Fixed a problem where the enemy would not be able to get a roadkill on a user that was using the SOFLAM
Fix for soldiers disappearing in the mortar killcam
Fixed Laser Guided Missiles missing their targets if the target is moving too fast
Fixed a bug with terrain destruction not being reset on Operation Metro. Caused players to be able to below ground in some situations
Fix for Type88 and the MG36 zoom in animation that was offset when in supported shooting
Fixed a bad logic destruction connection causing clients to crash
Fixed several dog tags that had wrong stats referenced, meaning they would show wrong kill numbers on them
Tweaked the TV guided missile, so it can no longer bounce off objects

Balance Changes

Increased the damage of Helicopter Miniguns, AA guns, and Jet Cannons against infantry
Increased the damage of Helicopter Miniguns against jeeps
Reduced the physics impact of AA guns and Jet Cannons, players under attack from these weapons should no longer lose control
Increased the damage of the 44 Magnum slightly
Increased the range and minimum damage of the .357 Round from the MP412 Rex
Increased the range of all .45cal and 9mm weapons
Slightly increased the range of the P90 and MP7 and PDW-R
Slightly increased the range of the 5.56mm PDW-R and decreased the minimum damage at long range
Slightly increased the minimum range of the Mk11, SVD, and M39 EMR 7.62mm rifles
Decreased the maximum damage and maximum range of the G3 and SCAR-H 7.62mm weapons
Reduced the damage from FIM-92 and SA-18 IGLA missiles against aircraft
Increased the damage and range of the 40mm BUCK rounds
Reduced the damage .50cal weapons do against Helicopters
Updated T90 canister shell tweaks to match Abrams canister shells

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13 Comments

  1. Talkar

    Nvm, didn’t read close enough :P

    #1 3 years ago
  2. OlderGamer

    After taking a couple of weeks off, and today jumping back in to play the expansion, I can tell we have reached that point where the game is no longer much fun. The game is the same, but the players have gotten so good, that I am just fodder at the bottom of the scoreboard. With hardwork and lots of practice I may be able to climb upto mid range, maybe. But at this point, the magic feels gone. My experience this am left me feeling angry, frustraited, and just plan old.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. OrbitMonkey

    Come join the CoD massive OG! Every game is different and accommodates all skill levels. Getting slaughtered? Just quit out and in 30 seconds you’ll be in another game ;-)

    Good clean mindless fun, or slow paced tactical play, both styles are effective and no one gun beats all.

    Theirs a reason so many people treat it as their go to gun game. It really does offer something for everyone… Well except vehicles :-D

    #3 3 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    But the one thing I do as well as anyone else is drive a Tank, and hunt Tanks as well. Other then that, I might as well be playing on a 13inch B&W TV, located 20ft behind me – it would make no noticable difference!

    My problem, really, is just that I am getting older and at this point my reaction timing and twitch skills just aren’t there.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. OrbitMonkey

    Support class, with Recon drone killstreak. Once you get enough points for that, find a nice spot and send up the drone. Then patrol the map tagging targets for your team mates.

    Tbh if your twitch skills are lacking, the smaller maps and clearer lines of fire in CoD maps will suit you even more. No-one says you have to run around like a loon. As I said slow, careful players, using cover are just as successful.

    C’mon OG… Join us… Mwahahahaha :-D

    #5 3 years ago
  6. artursz1993

    cod sucks by the way ;)

    #6 3 years ago
  7. DSB

    Aaaaand in classic Origin fashion:

    “YOU ARE OFFLINE – It appears our authentication servers are down. You will now be placed in offline mode. Please try to reconnect later.”

    Oy vey with the facepalm.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. OrbitMonkey

    @6, Yep it’s a low brow, repetitive, unimaginative, grind fest that only appeals to the lowest common denominator… And I love it :-P

    @DSB, Y’see mate you just don’t get it do you? If everyone could easily get a game of BF3, it might get popular *shudder* and we all know good games shouldn’t be popular. I mean Lady Ga Ga is popular to millions, but that doesn’t make her any good ;-)

    #8 3 years ago
  9. mojo

    a popular thing is always the dumped down version of a once great thing.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. OrbitMonkey

    ^ Yes and everything was better in your granddads day. Go play your old games & despair at the future ;-)

    #10 3 years ago
  11. OlderGamer

    Sorry OM, I just can’t do COD.

    Last night I had another few rounds in BF3, only killed 2 people in one round, ended up fourth on my team on the scoreboard. COD is too much about K/D. I enjoy feeling like there is more to do.

    If I am in the mood for a COD style experience, I will play Halo. The reason is that in Halo, I can play 4players on one system(and still play online). I can also play on player created stages(forge). And I can play using custom made game peramiters(with sliders and rule changes). It is just that I don’t really enjoy those types of arcade shooting experiences.

    Too much emphises is placed on how many kills you get. It is just too twitch for an old guy like me. The layers and depth of strategy just isn’t there. I have a saying I like to use, tretchury and descitte will over come youth and ability any day! If I am droped into a bowl with a gun, I will get killed 10 out of 10 times. Some signing 12 yr old will “Pwn my @$$!” However, if I can have the chance to out think that kid … say with C4, AT-Mines, or Claymores I can even the playing field. or if I can simply follow my squad around from objective to objective and healing and revive them…now I can contribute and score solid points. Not to even mention the things I can do in a tank with even decent co-pilot!

    Now I am nothing special in BF, really once in awhile I get a good round, mostly I strive for mid scoreboard. But I can contribute to my team, and that helps us win. Thats one of the biggest reasons I play BF over other OMP FPS games. Otherwise I am just padding some one elses stats.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. DSB

    I think the age is getting to you OG. I use the same tactics and methods I use in CoD for BF3, mostly relying on kills and caps for points, and it’s earned me a few MVP ribbons so far.

    I don’t see any difference except in scale. BF3 has the greater strategy element, CoD is distilled tactics and reflex.

    Reference: http://battlelog.battlefield.com/bf3/soldier/TheDSB/stats/231650483/

    #12 3 years ago
  13. freedoms_stain

    I had my 1st run at Karkand last night, it was pretty sweet.

    I had the problem with Origin DSB mentioned, and it would’ve been around the same time as his comment, but it cleared up within about 10 mins.

    We had a pretty awesome round where we recovered from a 2:1 ticket deficit on Karkand Conquest Assault. We had noobs constantly running our vehicles into death for the 1st half of the round, and that’s what put us in the hole, I went 1-9 during that crappy part of the match, but once I got in the drivers seat of the LAV and my buddy got the Abrahms it was all-change, finished up 14-10 with 11 tickets to spare.

    Only really got a good look at Karkand and Wake Island last night, like 2 mins of Gulf of Oman, tonight I shall endeavour to play the others.

    #13 3 years ago

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  • Kojima Station show suspended

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  • Watch Battle Royale for free this weekend on Xbox Live

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  • Bloodborne journal, part 1: managing anxiety on the path to the Cleric Beast

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  • PS Store Easter sale discounts MGS: Ground Zeroes, Far Cry 4, more

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  • Bloodborne video: how to unlock the first shortcut in Old Yharnam

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  • Bloodborne issue prevents summons at Vicar Amelia fight

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  • Mass Effect 3 on sale on EU PSN, but not free

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  • Elite: Dangerous Race to Elite winners announced, one player makes £10,000

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: How to make the most money with Special Bonuses and Elite Challenges

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  • PlayStation 4 firmware update 2.50 coming tomorrow

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  • GTA 5 Online Heists guide: adversary modes, daily objectives, free roam challenges and more

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  • Battlefield Hardline: what’s the best Police sniper rifle?

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  • Evolve 1.3 patch nerfs Wraith, adjusts Kraken

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  • Bloodborne: watch the opening 40 minutes

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  • YouTube will relaunch livestreaming service with focus on eSports and gaming – report

    According to industry sources, Google is preparing to relaunch YouTube’s livestreaming service with a focus on eSports and gaming. According to anonymous sources speaking to TheDailyDot, Google is planning to bring back YouTube’s livestreaming service. The company is said to have started recruiting around 50 engineers with experience in the field, “a pretty big statement […]

  • I think I’m too old for Final Fantasy 15

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  • New multiplayer mode for Splatoon announced

    Nintendo has sent over three screenshots for Splatoon along with information on the Wii U another of the title’s multiplayer modes. Called Ranked Battle, it keeps track of each player’s online ranking. Splat Zones is one of the additional ways to play online in this mode. It differs from Turf War, which is the main […]

  • 2015 WoW Arena World Championship has a $250,000 prize pool

    Blizzard has announced the WoW Arena World Championship will culminate at BlizzCon 2015. World of Warcraft 3v3 Arena teams from around the globe will compete for spot at the 2015 WoW Arena World Championship and for a share in the $250,000 prize pool. Online qualifiers will be held for North America, Southeast Asia, Australia, New […]

  • The Crew two-hour demo now available in US, tomorrow in the UK

    Ubisoft has announced a free trial of its driving MMO The Crew will be available tomorrow, March 25 in the UK. It’s live today in North America. For current players, the Vintage Car Pack and Vintage Live Update, including a new PvP mode, are now available. The Vintage Car Pack included the Chevrolet Corvette C2 […]

  • Minecraft Mass Effect Mash-Up and Pattern Texture Pack out from today

    A Mass Effect Mash-up pack and the Pattern Texture Pack will release on PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita today in North America and tomorrow in Europe. The Pattern Texture Pack is also available for Xbox consoles today. The Mass Effect Mash-Up pack contains the Mars Facility from Mass Effect 3 plus textures and craftable items […]

  • The Talos Principle expansion pack Road to Gehenna announced

    An expansion for The Talos Principle has been announced titled Road to Gehenna. The expansion follows the narrative of Uriel, Elohim’s messenger, as he explores a “strange, hidden part of the simulation” on a mission of “mercy and redemption.” Uriel is attempting to free the souls of the damned “at all costs.” Road to Gehenna […]

  • Twitch Plays Pokemon finally catches ‘em all – even the rare Mewtwo

    Twitch Plays Pokemon players have captured all 151 original Pokemon which were included in a modified version of Pokemon Red, and this includes the rare Mewtwo. It took 39 days for Twitch players to catch ‘em all. Have a look at the impressive feat for yourself below. Thanks, Polygon.

  • GameStop will have limited units of Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL back in stock

    Those who missed out on the Limited Edition Majora’s Mask New 3DS XL will have another opportunity to purchase it outside of eBay. Tomorrow only, GameStop stores in the United States will have four units in stock, according to and internal memo sent to Kotaku. This is every store in the country, and again, only […]

  • Second phase of Fortnite closed Alpha launches today

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  • Dragon Age: Inquisition: Jaws of Hakkon out now on PC, Xbox One

    As promised yesterday, the single-player DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, Jaws of Hakkon, is now available on PC and Xbox One. It will run you or £11.99 or your regional equivalent. The new content expands the land of Thedas with mountainous regions and forests, and it is full of “vicious enemies.” Players will also be […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer shows Ascendance gameplay

    Activision has released a new gamepay trailer for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare to support the Ascendance DLC which releases next week. Ascendance, will release first on Xbox consoles March 31 and includes the next chapter of the Exo Zombies Saga, Infected, along with four new multiplayer maps: Perplex, Site 244, Climate and Chop Shop. […]

  • Batman: Arkham Knight will be a digital only release on PC – report

    It appears Batman: Arkham Knight will not see a physical release on PC, according to ShopTo. The retailer was told by its buyer the Rocksteady game will only be released on PC in digital form. ShopTo is currently double checking the information. If accurate, it is unknown if this will be case in North America […]

  • Bloodborne patch focusing on load times, performance optimizations in the works

    A patch for Bloodborne which will address load times is in the works, Sony has said The load times were one of the issues noted in Digital Foundry’s report on the From Software title. Sony told Eurogamer the patch would also explore other issues as well. “The development team is currently exploring another patch for […]

  • Gearbox would “love” to have entire Borderlands collection on current-gen

    An Xbox One and PlayStation 4 version of the original Borderlands game is something Gearbox Software is interested in, according to studio boss Randy Pitchford. Speaking in the latest Major Nelson podcast, Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford said should Borderlands: The Handsome Collection prove successful, 2K Games might consider a current-gen version. “The fact that The […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork shows the catacombs, dock, more

    Over the weekend we posted Wolfenstein: The Old Blood artwork along with news of a retail release in Europe. Today, we have better quality images of said artwork to share with you. Enjoy. The standalone prequel will be released digitally on May 5 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One in North America, and digitally on […]

  • Slender: The Arrival terrorizes PS4 and Xbox One this week

    In case you forgot, what with Bloodborne out today and other high profile releases of late, Slender: The Arrival is out today on PlayStation 4 in North America. The scary game will arrive on Xbox One tomorrow, March 25, and in Europe on PS4. Slender: The Arrival is an expansion on the original Slender game […]

  • World of Warcraft’s WoW Token rollout slated after launch of patch 6.1.2

    Blizzard has announced it will start rollout its WoW Token option in the weeks following the launch of patch 6.1.2 on March 24. WoW Token allows players to exchange in-game gold for game time and vice versa. Blizzard will release WoW Token first in realms serving North America, Oceania, and Latin America and will expand […]

  • The Evil Within: The Consequence dated for April, teaser video released

    Part 2 of Juli Kidman’s adventure in The Evil Within will arrive next month with the release of The Consequence. Above is a brief teaser showing some of the “madness” Kidman will encounter. The Consequence will arrive on Tuesday, April 21 on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. European PlayStation players will […]

  • Bloodborne sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate” per performance analysis

    Bloodborne has been analyzed by Digital Foundry and according to the report, even with a 30fps cap the game sometimes “struggles to run at a smooth frame-rate.” The game’s day-one 2.69GB update 1.01 is “essential” as it contains improvements to game performance and stability and the frame-rate tests run by Digital Foundry were in single-player […]

  • Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews round-up

    Borderlands: The Handsome Collection reviews are out in the wild so we decided to catch a few of them for you. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The collection packages Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with each game’s DLC content on one disc. Better graphics and […]

  • Evolve, Forza Horizon 2, WWE 2K15 are this week’s Deals with Gold

    Evolve, Forza 2 Horizon and WWE 2K15 are just some of the games which are part of this week’s Xbox Deals with Gold. You can also pick up the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Pro Edition for 20% off as well as the standard edition for 33% off. For the Xbox 360 crowd, there’s also […]

  • Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles now available starting at $250

    Microsoft is offering a discount on three Xbox 360 bundles with prices starting at $250. The Xbox 360 2015 Spring Value bundles feature various content such as a Kinect, 500GB console bundle and one month of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox 360 500GB Spring Value Bundle: comes with Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare download and Fable […]

  • Rainbow Six Siege beta sign ups now open

    Ubisoft is letting everyone register for the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege closed beta. Rainbow Six Siege is due for a closed beta sometime this year. Ubisoft has opened registration to everyone. All you need to do is enter your preferred platform and log in using your Uplay account. You will be entered into a waiting […]

  • Advanced Warfare: Exo Zombies map Infection is creepy

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  • This is the Bloodborne press kit in all its glory

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  • This Hearthstone turn is taking over 40 hours and you can watch it happen

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  • The Witcher 3: Geralt’s beard grows over time, but not Gandalf-long

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  • Sony mistakenly abandons Bloodborne trademark in the US

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  • Payday 2 will be supported until 2017

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  • These are the top Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare weapons, according to the developer

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  • H1Z1 has sold more than 1 million copies

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